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Doctor of Philosphy (PhD)

Student Project Title Supervisor/s
Idrish Ali Enduring electrophysiological effects of early life stress in brain: implications for limbic epilepsy Terence O'Brien, Margaret Morris, Michael Salzberg
Maria Alviar Measuring Outcomes in Rehabilitation following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Developing and Validating a Tool based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Comprehensive Core Set for Osteoarthritis (OA) John Olver, Caroline Brand, Farees Kahn
Michelle Ananda-Rajah Towards surveillance systems for invasive fungal infections in haematology-oncology patients Monica Slavin, Karin Thursky
Mary Anderson Clinical and laboratory efficacy of targeted anti tumor therapy in haematological malignancies.

Andrew Roberts, David Huamg

Paul Anderson Gamma oscillations and the NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis of schizophrenia Nigel Jones, Terence O'Brien
Andrew Argyropolous Altered cortical inhibition in a mouse model of Autism Elisa Hill, Anthony Hannan, Terry O'Brien
Christen Barras Imaging Predictors in Stroke Stephen Davis, Brian Tress
Fiona Brown Applications of Next-Generation Sequencing: Characterising mouse mutants displaying red cell abnormalities derived from an ENU mutagenesis screen Stephen Jane, David Curtis, Paul McCormack
Lisa Cardamone The impact of antidepressant therapy on kindling epileptogenesis Nigel Jones, Michael Salzburg, Terence O'Brien
Pablo Casillas Espinosa Investigating the molecular determinants of idiopathic generalized epilepsy Kim Powell, Terry O'Brien
Upeksha Chandrasiri Immunity in malaria Stephen Rogerson, Louise Ludlow, Phillippe Beouf
Melody Chang Wnt10B in macrophages and inflammation Derek Lacey, Andrew Cook, John Hamilton
Lin Chua Monocytes and macrophages in malaria infection: phenotype and functional analysis Philippe Beouf, Stephen Rogerson, Graham Brown
Menino Cotta Antimicrobial stewardship: establishing effective programs for Australian private hospitals Danny liew, Caroline Marshall, Kirsty Buising
Lucy Crouch GM-CSF, a key mediator in arthritis John Hamilton, Glen Scholz, Andrew Cook
Justin Denholm Latent tuberculosis infection in Australia: Can we achieve the MDG? Emma McBryde, Graham Brown
Timothy Elliott The role of bacterial persistence within intestinal macrophages in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease Alex Boussioutas
Arun Gandrathi Effects of NPY on the signel neuronal firing patterns of the thalamo-cortical circuitry neurons in genetic rat modle of absencce epilepsy (GAERS). Terry O’Brien, Margaret Morris, Chris French
Jenny Gianoudis The effects of high-velocity resistance and functional training on BMD, functional muscle power and performance in older adults at risk of falls or fracture: An 18-month RCT Robin Daly, Christine Bailey, Peter Ebeling
Tahir Hakami Identification of predictors of epilepsy outcomes Terence O'Brien, John Wark, Marian Todaro
Sarah Hanieh The impact of maternal micronutrient deficiencies and mental health on infant health and development in vulnerable settings. Bev Biggs
Jennifer Huynh Interferon Regulatory Factor 6 (IRF6) and periodontal disease Glen Scholz, John Hamilton
Guruparan Lyngkaran To characterize the tissue adherent microbiota in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in comparison to the various phenotypes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Finaly Macrae, Chris McSweeney
Gabrielle Josling Identifying important regulators of transcription in Plasmodium falciparum Michael Duffy, Michaela Petter, Graham Brown
Belal Khan Effects of low or high dietary calcium intake on bone density and fractures in a population-based longitudinal cohort Peter Ebeling, Dallas English
Hsu Wei Khiew The effect of the exogenous GM-CSF on the disease progression of CIA model and rheumatoid arthritis. Derek Lacey, John Hamilton, Eric Reynolds
Jwu Khong Genetic study of Thyroid Eye Disease Peter Ebeling, Jamie Craig
Hansoo Kim Economic and epidemiological modelling of diabetes in a contemporary Australian setting Danny Liew, Lyle Gurrin
Suan-Lin Koe (Amelia) Early life stress and limbic epilepsy: The role of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis Nigel Jones, Michael Salzburg, Terence O'Brien
Saurabh Kumar Pathogenesis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Man Paul Sparks, Jonathan Kalman
Mei Qi Kwa Molecular regulation and function of interferon regulatory factor 6 Glen Scholz, John Hamilton
Eddy Lanuma Are internship doctors in West Java and Melbourne Australia adequately prepared for practice by their medical education? Peter Morley, Jim Black, Louisa Remedios
Geoffrey Lee Atrial Fibrillation in Man. Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation in Disease States. Jonathan Kalman, Peter Kistler
Lee Ming Chin Wnt10A in Rheumatoid Arthritis Derek Lacey, Andrew Cook, John Hamilton
Christopher Lemoh HIV/AIDS in Victoria's African communities: reducing risk and improving care Bev Biggs
Michael Lian Vascular pathology in chronic kidney disease Gavin Becker, Timothy Hewitson, Kathleen Nicholls
Liang-han Ling Structural and functional ventricular remodelling in atrial fibrillation Jonathan Kalman, Peter Kistler, Kaye Martin
Edwin Luk Outcomes of respiratory rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Fary Khan, Lou Irving
Cynthia Louis CSF-1 resistance in monocyte/macrophage subpopulations in inflammation and immunity Derek Lacey, Andrew Cook, John Hamilton
Alexander Mclellan Atrial fibrillation and hypertension: Reverse cardiac remodelling post renal denervation Peter Kistler, Jonathan Kalman
Caroline Medi The remodelled atrium: causes, and implications for curative ablation Jonathan Kalman, Peter Kistler
Gene-Siew Ngian An evaluation of the relationship between arterial stiffness and disease severity and extent in scleroderma patients Ian Wicks, Sharon van Doornum
Patrick O'Brien The relationship between epilepsy and stress: an aetological and electrophysical model. Michael Salberg, Jamie Evans
Thomas Oxley Novel biomedical and engineering technology design and application in interventional neuroradiology Stephen Davis, Terry O'Brien, David Grayden
Benjamin Pang The hemodynamic and clilnical consequences of right ventricular septal pacing Harry Mond, Peter Kistler, James Wong, Justin Mariani
Sharon Pattison Molecular Analysis of Gastric Cancer and its Premalignant Lesions Alex Boussioutas, Trevor Leong
Jane Prosser Heart-brain relationships in stroke: pathophysiology, evolution and outcome Stephen Davis, Jonathan Kalman, Brian Tress
Ishani Rajapaksa Rehabilitation in Spina Bifida Fary Khan, Ian Cameron
Irani Ratnam Epidemiology of influenza, dengue and Japanese encephalitis in Australian travellers to Asia James Black, Michael Richards
Anthony Rode The role of Vitamin D, CD147 and CD163 in carmosis and hepatocellular carcinoma Amanda Nicoll, Spiros Fourlanos
Shamista Selvarajah Characterization of novel epigenetic pathways in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum Michaela Petter, Micahel Duffy, Graham Brown
Pragati Sharma Association between fatty acid deficiencies and rates of myelination in fast versus slow rats. Krista Gilby, Terry O'Brien
John Sheedy Elucidation of clinical biomarkers for bone resorption diseases by NMR and MS-based metabolomics Peter Ebeling, Paul Gooley, Richard Wettenhall
Baemisla Shiek-Ahmad Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs) and Bone Disease: Longitudinal Studies of the Risk John Wakr, Keith Hill, Terence O'Brien
Daniel Steinfort Endobronchial ultrasound in the management of lung cancer: integration of a new technology into clinical care Lou Irving, Gary Anderso, Margart Hibbs
Simon Sung Pain in Parkinson's disease - neurobiological and genetic substrates Andrew Evans, Michael Farrell
Agnieszka Swierczak The role of myeloid cells in breast cancer metastasis John Hamilton, Caryn Elsegood, Andrew Cook
Andrew Teo Functional assay of antibody against malaria infected red blood cells in pregnancy Stephen Rogerson, Graham Brown
Hans Tu Stroke and atrial fibrillation: Better recognition, effects on infarct evolution and outcome. Stephen Davis, Jonathan Kalman
Holger Unger Intermittent preventive treatment with azithromycin-containing regimens for the prevention of malarial infections and anaemia and the control of sexually transmitted infections in Papua New Guinea Stephen Rogerson, Ivo Mueller, Alex Rowe
Lucy Vivash The development of flumazenil-PET as a clinical tool in the localisation of the epileptogenic focus in temporal lobe epilepsy Terence O'Brien, Rod Hicks, Damian Myers
Tomos Walters Mechanisms and consequences of atrial fibrillation Jonathan Kalman, Peter Kistler
Michael Wong Evaluation of the electrophysiologic substrate for ventricular arrhythmias in humans with cardiomyopathy Jonathan Kalman, Joseph Morton
Meng Yang Environmental enrichment and limbic epileptogenesis: mechanisms of neuroprotection.

Nigel Jones, Michael Salzberg, Sandra Rees

Nawaf Yassi Improving definition of the ischemic penumbra in stroke using advanced neuroimaging Stephen Davis, Patricia Desmond
Christopher Yates Pathogenic Mechanisms Associated with Abnormalities in Post-Transplant Glucose Metabolism Spiros Fourlanos, Solomon Cohney, Peter Colman
Zhen Zeng Establishing the specific action of anti-epileptic drugs on voltage-gated sodium channels Chris French, Elisa Hill, Terry O'Brien
Ping Zheng Zav based mechanisms in epilepsy post acquired brain injuries Terry O'Brien, Chris Hovens, Nigel Jones, Dennis Velakoulis


Doctor of Medical Science (DMedSc)

Student Project Title Supervisor/s
Vaidya Balasubramaniam Prospective case control study to assess the effectiveness of dopaminagre agomek to facilitate recovery in patients with vegetative or minimal conscious state following brain injury; and a retrospective study to assess the effectiveness of previious treatments in vegetative state following brain injury. Fary Khan, Caroline Bramd
Marina Demetrios Outcomes of spasticity management in neurorehabilitation Caroline Brand, Fary Khan
Arun Gupta Infections as cause and complications of inflammatory bowel disease; improving safety related to treatment Finlay Macrae, Carl Kirkwood
Thomas Hale The disabilities and quality of life associated with major lower limb amputation in an Australian population Peter Colman, Stephen Gibson
Simon He New therapeutic approaches to acute leukaemia Andrew Roberts, Paul Grigg, Jeffrey Szer
Daljean Sandhu Various aspects of gastric cancer research. Alex Boussioutas
Ulrich Terheggen Immunity to severe malaria amongst children James Beeson, Stephen Rogerson, Jack Richards
Kulasekara Wijeratne Studies of quantitative sensory testing in central post stroke pain Robert Helme, Michael Farrell
Kevin Young Patterns and outcomes of chronic pain management in rehabilitation Farees Khan, Julie Pallant, Stephen Gibson

Master of Medicine

StudentProject Title Supervisor/s
John Moi The effect of biologic therapy on systemic inflammation and retinal vascular calibre in patients with rheumatiodarthritis Sharon van Doornum, Ian Wicks


Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Student Project Title Supervisor/s
Lena Ly Melanoma arising in segmental naevi - searching for an epigenetic cause for melanoma Ingrid Winship, Melissa Southey


Master of Biomedical Science

Student Project Title Supervisor/s
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Bachelor of Science/Biomedicine (Honours) 2014

Student Project Title Supervisor/s
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Advanced Medical Science (AMS) 2010-11

Yuen Lin Irene Yii
Supervisors: Dr Bernard Yan
Project Title: ‘Imaging predictors of clinical deterioration in cerebral venous thrombosis’.

Mei Lyn Tan
Supervisors: Dr Bernard Yan
Project Title:  “The Impact of Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator on Seizure Development in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patients”

Yi Jing Tai
Supervisor: Dr Bernard Yan
Project Title: “Implementation of a “Code Stroke” Service for Acute Ischemic Stroke at an Australian Comprehensive Stroke Centre”

Subramanian Muthusamy
Supervisor: Dr Bernard Yan
Project Title:  Does small aneurysm size predict intraoperative rupture during coiling?

Qian Sun
Supervisor: Dr Peter Mitchell
Project Title:  Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms -
Procedural complications and clinical outcomes of conventional coiling versus coiling using adjunctive devices

Stephanie Louise Williams 
Supervisor: A/Prof Louis Irving
Project Title: Does PET scanning prior to EBUS influence management of patients with NSCLC and evidence of mediastinal lymph node enlargement?

Charlene Kit Zhen Chua
Supervisor: Dr Cassandra Szoeke
Project Title: “Association between plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) level and cognition in women:  Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses”.

Seok Mei Lim
Supervisor: Prof Finlay Macrae 
Project Title: “The Potential of Confocal Endomicroscopy in Diagnosing Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract”

Naman Pal Singh Kohli
Supervisor: Dr Jeremy Goldin 
Project Title:  ‘A review of acoustic respiratory monitoring in the sleep laboratory’.

Meng Chung Daniel Chan
Supervisor: Dr Chris French
Project Title: “The effect of haloperidol on outward K+ currents in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells and the implication for seizure threshold”


UROP (University Research Opportunity Program) Students

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